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  • Titans' Jeffery Simmons: Full go for training camp

    Simmons was a full practice participant on the opening day of training camp Wednesday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports. There was speculation that Simmons would report to training camp but not participate in practice in an effort to get a new contract done with the Titans. Though he practiced fully, Simmons declined to answer questions about any negotiations but did note that he lost around five pounds this offseason. Simmons is coming off the best season of his career in 2021, during which he tallied 54 total tackles with 8.5 sacks.
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  • Titans' Jeffery Simmons: Unavailable for camp

    Simmons was "unavailable" to participate in minicamp Tuesday, according to head coach Mike Vrabel, John Glennon of SI.com reports. Simmons was seen on a bike at one point, Paul Kuharsky of PaulKuharsky.com reports. After a breakout season that earned Simmons All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors, there is speculation this is contract related, but currently the reason for his unavailability is being kept quiet. Simmons had the fifth year of his rookie deal exercised by the Titans in late April.
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  • Titans' Jeffery Simmons: Fifth-year option exercised

    The Titans exercised Simmons' fifth-year team option for 2023 on Wednesday. Simmons is coming off his best season as a pro, recording 54 tackles (42 solo), with 8.5 sacks and six pass breakups over 17 games in 2021. For his efforts, Simmons was awarded All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors for the first time in his career. The 24-year old is expected to earn $10.75 million in the final year of his rookie deal.
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  • Titans' Jeffery Simmons: Reaches 8.5 sacks

    Simmons recorded two tackles and one sack in Sunday's 28-25 win over the Texans. Simmons took down Davis Mills for a nine-yard loss late in the third quarter to record his first sack since Week 10. Despite the drought to close the season, Simmons' 8.5 sacks were a career-high figure. Similarly, Simmons managed no more than two tackles in each of his last four games, though he will still be relied upon as a big part of the Titans' defense as they attempt to reach the Super Bowl as the top seed in the AFC. The 2022 season could be the final year of Simmons' rookie contract, but Tennessee is likely to exercise his fifth-year option.
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  • Titans' Jeffery Simmons: Delivers two sacks

    Simmons had four solo tackles, two sacks and a pass defensed in the Titans' 23-21 win over the Saints on Sunday. Simmons followed up his three sack performance in Week 9 against the Rams with two more Sunday, giving him 7.5 for the season. His four tackles brings his season total to 34, putting Simmons on pace to beat his season-best of 49. The 2019 first-round selection will look to keep his breakout campaign rolling into Week 11 against the Titans.
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  • Titans' Jeffery Simmons: Good to go

    Simmons (ankle) has been cleared to play in Sunday's game against the Rams, This news is somewhat surprising, as Simmons was a non-participant at practice all week until he logged a limited workload Friday. Still, it looks like the Titans were just erring on the side of caution with his practice workload. Barring any setbacks, look for him to resume his usual starting role at defensive end.
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  • Titans' Jeffery Simmons: Unable to practice Thursday

    Simmons (ankle) didn't participate in practice Thursday, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports. Simmons played 65 defensive snaps in last week's overtime win over the Colts but was forced to miss a second straight practice session with an ankle injury Thursday. If he's held out Sunday against the Rams, Amani Bledsoe will likely see additional playing time.
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  • Titans' Jeffery Simmons: Gets after quarterback in loss

    Simmons recorded five tackles and one sack in Sunday's Week 1 loss to the Cardinals. The Titans had trouble slowing the Cardinals' offense throughout the game game as they were gashed for 38 points. However, Simmons did make a contribution to the effort, taking down Kyler Murray for a seven-yard loss midway through the third quarter. Simmons will need to continue to make an impact as a pass rusher as the Titans attempt to mesh several new members of its secondary.
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  • Titans' Jeffery Simmons: Sits out practice Wednesday

    Simmons (ankle) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice, John Glennon of The Athletic reports. Simmons has carried a hefty burden this season, handling at least 85 percent of the defensive workload in four straight games. He recorded 18 tackles, two sacks and a pass breakup in that stretch. It's concerning that he wasn't able to practice at all Wednesday, but he has two more days to get onto the field and have a chance to play Sunday versus the Bears.
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  • Titans' Jeffery Simmons: Gets to quarterback in Week 6

    Simmons recorded six tackles, one sack and two quarterback hits in Week 6 against the Texans. Simmons made life difficult for Deshaun Watson throughout the game. He recorded his sack on third down early in the fourth quarter, forcing the Texans to punt. He also actively disrupted the run game, taking down David Johnson for gains of three or less on four occasions. The second-year player has taken a step up in his role this season, as he now has two sacks and 18 tackles across four games.
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  • Titans' Jeffery Simmons: Activated from COVID-19 list

    Simmons has been activated from the Titans' reserve/COVID-19 list, Jim Wyatt of the team's official site reports. The 2019 first-rounder missed this past Tuesday's win over the Bills, but he'll be available for Sunday's game against the Texans. Simmons heads into Week 6 with 12 tackles and a pass deflection through his first three contests this season.
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  • Titans' Jeffery Simmons: Lands on COVID-19 list

    The Titans placed Simmons on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports. Simmons either tested positive for the virus or came into contact with someone who did. The Titans are officially on a bye week due to the team's COVID-19 outbreak that postponed their Week 4 game against the Steelers.
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  • Titans' Jeffery Simmons: Disruptive in Week 3

    Simmons tallied five tackles, one sack, two tackles for a loss and two quarterback hits in Week 3 against Minnesota. Simmons was disruptive throughout the game, tallying his sack to force a Vikings' punt on their first offensive possession. He also played a key role in the Titans' effort to contain Dalvin Cook, stuffing the run game on several occasions. Simmons continues to see his role on the defense grow, as he was on the field for 92 percent of defensive snaps.
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  • Titans' Jeffery Simmons: Flashes promise in rookie season

    Simmons recorded 32 tackles, two sacks and 4.5 tackles for loss across nine games for the Titans in 2019. Simmons was eased back into action as he recovered from a torn ACL and didn't make his NFL debut until Week 7. The 2019 first-round pick flashed promise in limited opportunity for the remainder of the season, illustrating the ability to both rush the passer and stuff the run. Simmons should be in for a healthy offseason, giving him a strong chance to fully break out in 2020.
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  • Titans' Jeffery Simmons: Practices without limitations

    Simmons (knee) was a full participant on Wednesday's practice estimation, Paul Kuharsky of 104.5 The Zone Nashville reports. Simmons sat out Week 16's loss to the Saints due to a knee issue, but he now looks back to full health. Barring any setbacks, expect the rookie first-round pick to suit up for Sunday's must-win tilt in Houston.
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  • Titans' Jeffery Simmons: Ready to play Sunday

    Simmons (hamstring) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Chiefs. Simmons was added to the injury report as a non-participant Thursday, but he practiced fully Friday to get clear of the questionable tag. The 22-year-old could see increased snaps at defensive end with starter Jurrell Casey (shoulder) sidelined.
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  • Titans' Jeffery Simmons: Nursing hamstring issue

    Simmons did not practice Thursday due to a hamstring injury, Erik Bacharach of The Tennessean reports. Simmons wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report, so his hamstring issue appears to have been sustained during Thursday's practice. The rookie first-round pick will have one more opportunity to upgrade his level of his participation ahead of Sunday's contest against the Chiefs.
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  • Titans' Jeffery Simmons: Nearing return to practice

    Simmons (knee) is expected to practice this week, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports. Simmons currently resides on the non-football injury reserve list, but he appears to be nearing a full recovery from a torn ACL suffered in February. Depending on how well Simmons shows in his first week of practice, he could have a shot of making his NFL debut Sunday against the Chargers.
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